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Master of GIS and Remote Sensing

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Master of GIS and Remote Sensing award MGIS&RemoteSens, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points. To exit with the Graduate Diploma of GIS and Remote Sensing award GradDipGIS&RemSens, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points. To exit with the Graduate Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing award GradCertGISRemSens, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's GIS and Remote Sensing postgraduate courses contain a high level of technological content designed to furnish research and practice in a variety of industries.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) have become key technology tools for the collection, storage and analysis of spatially referenced data. Industries that utilise these spatial technologies include agriculture, forestry, mining, market research, environmental analysis as well as the social and medical sciences.

These courses in GIS and RS will allow graduates to build their knowledge and practical expertise in GIS and RS technology and applications from an introductory graduate certificate level through to a high level of expertise with independent study and project experience at the Master level.

Exit points from the Master program are provided at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels. This structure provides considerable flexibility allowing students to quickly gain the GIS and RS knowledge and qualification they need today, and to add to their credentials at a later date if necessary. Students develop a capacity for independent research, problem analysis and solution.

Students undertaking the course will develop their knowledge and understanding through formal coursework and a program of independent reading. Their research, analytical and problem-solving skills will be developed through analysis and the completion of a research project or a literature review.

There is a practical component associated with this course.

Residential school

Some subjects in this course have a compulsory residential school requirement which requires attendance at the Wagga Wagga Campus for between two and four days' duration.

Course structure

The course consists of 10 core subjects (80 points) and 16 points from restricted electives subjects.

Core Subjects

ITC114 Database Management Systems
SPA313 Adv. GIS and Modelling
SPA402 Spatial Statistics
SPA404 Remote Sensing Algorithms
SPA405 Image Analysis
SPA406 GIS Applications
SPA412 Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS
SPA415 Principles of GIS
SPA512 Cartography & Data Visualisation

Restricted Elective Subjects Available Session 30

BIO312 Landscape Ecology
GEO204 Soils and Landscapes
GEO513 River Hydrology & Geomorphology
ITC140 C++Programming
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC230 Intro to web development
ITC233 Network Engineering
SCI501 Special Topics 1
SCI506 Special Topics 6 (16 points)
SPA403 Algorithms in GIS and Modelling

Restricted Elective Subjects Available Session 60

ITC332 Web Server and Site Management
ITC354 Network Engineering 2
ITC358 Mgt and Information Security
ITC359 Computer and Network Security
SCI501 Special Topics 1
SCI506 Special Topics 6 (16 points)

Enrolment pattern

Master of GIS and Remote Sensing

Year 1 Session 1 (30)

SPA415 Principles of GIS
ITC114 Database Management Systems

Year 1 Session 2 (60)

SPA406 GIS Applications
SPA405 Image Analysis
(Students can exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing)

Year 2 Session 1(30)

SPA512 Cartography & Data Visualisation
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS

Year 2 Session 2 (60)

SPA412 Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing
SPA313 Adv. GIS and Modelling
(Students can exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma of GIS and Remote Sensing)

Year 3 Session 1 (30)

SPA402 Spatial Statistics
Restricted Elective

Year 3 Session 2 (60)

SPA404 Remote Sensing Algorithms
Restricted Elective

Articulation

  • Graduate Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Graduate Diploma of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Master of GIS and Remote Sensing

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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